If Earth Had Rings
First off, they would be really pretty to look at. They would also dominate the sky in both night and day at exactly the same place as they would never rise nor set. And at night you would see the Earth’s shadow swing across the rings, like in the 4th photo here.
However, life would be very different on Earth if this were the case. Nocturnal animals would have a hard time being nocturnal, as the light reflecting from the rings would illuminate the night.
Because we are closer to the Sun than Saturn is, the rings would be more rocky than ice, making them less bright but still pretty bright. In fact, you would see far less stars at night (living anywhere other than the equator or the arctic circle) because of the light pollution and not to mention ruin most meteor showers because of that.
During the day the rings would block sunlight in certain regions of the planet creating wild weather cycles and effecting plant life as well. So basically, they would be definitely pretty to look at but they would also make a whole lot of things screwy.
Illustrations by Ron Miller // io9
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My niece just had her first birthday, and I decided it was about time she had her very own batmobile. It doubles as a convertible!
I saw a few of these floating around the net a couple years ago and knew someday I would have to make one. So I bought a Cozy Coupe from a local consignment shop, and decided to go all out instead of just putting the logo on the side. It was a fun little project!
cool neighbor alert
Holy fuck, I’m so jealous. Can I just be a kid again and fit into this?
I’m gonna reblog this until everyone in existence knows about this
still the best
heee hee i love cats
my cat just turned her head towards my monitor and watched this when I played it.
replaying this foreverrr
This may offend some people, so I’m going to apologize in advance if you don’t see my point of view.
People at a certain age just need to retire. It’s not because they get slow at their job, or they are not “with the times”….it’s just because work makes most people cranky….and old people are NATURALLY cranky. The secretary at my company is old already, and in my opinion it’s time for her to retire. She makes everyone around her uncomfortable and it’s tiring to see that she is in a bad mood EVERYDAY. I don’t know her situation, but for office morale (especially during a time like this audit) it would be best if she just stayed at home from now on. My job would actually be perfect if she wasn’t here. That is actually pretty sad.
Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Milky Way Panorama
A vertical 4-photo panoramic showing the milky way rising over the Rincon Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Photo was taken from Windy Point Vista which is 6,600 feet high on Mt. Lemmon.
- Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Shutter Speed 20 sec
By the way, I was totally there on that mountain when he took that photo and got to meet him too. I was just relaxing, watching the Lyrid Meteor shower, definitely a good time.
Glucose is a fat cheerleader with her pompoms down and kicking her right leg up. (RAH RAH YEAH GO TEAM)
Mannose is a fat whore with both her legs up in the air.
(IMEAN LOOKAT THAT)
Fructose is a foo fighter. (WHUTAHHHHH)
This is hilarious!
C’mon Mannose have some decency!!